Limiting perceptions inhibit peace of mind. Let go of victim mentality and lingering beliefs of abandonment. The past is no longer here and we need not hold onto pain and suffering any further. In the spiritual realm, everything happens for a reason and if pain was a part of our experience, there is a lesson for us to learn. Seize the moment now and shift your perception from powerless to powerful. See yourself as strong and capable. Transform your reality to include peace of mind!
Peace of mind comes from a state of neutrality. Release any limiting stories from your past. Allow negative thoughts and perceptions to drift away as they contribute to disempowering beliefs, feelings of disappointment and regrets in life. Let go of what you think you should have done in life or things you believe should have happened. See all ‘shoulds’ as limiting beliefs rooted in faulty perceptions. Be kind and gentle as no one can ever know exactly how things will turn out. Be mindful about maintaining an open neutral mind. This is key for experiencing peace of mind.
Cultivate greater peace within by embracing the notion that the most natural state of mind is stillness. See the active working mind the result of external conditioning. Attempting to understand things, solve problems and memorize particular details is the result of a lifetime habit. It is common to rationalize, justify and try to make sense of everything in life but this doesn’t need to always happen. Let go of this on-going habit and discover a renewed sense of peace within.
Envision your mind as vast and limitless as the sky. See all thoughts as clouds passing by. Do not attach to any thoughts. Do not engage with any of them. Simply observe the activity and focus on maintaining an open spacious mind. Allow silence to rise and expand in the open space. At first you may not experience any silence at all but with continued practice, the space will enlarge and inner peace will arise!
Peace is a universal desire which may literally feel impossible in todays conflicting world. However, peace of mind and inner peace are not based on external conditions at all. Peace of mind is something one chooses and creates for self in their inner realm, regardless of what is happening in the outer realm. Over the next several weeks, timeless insights and essential strategies for experiencing greater peace of mind will be revealed.
The first step towards inner peace is to be aware of your desire. Set the intention to achieve it and commit to experiencing it as your new reality. Envision what it would be like to live everyday with peace of mind. Allow this sensation to flow through your body, calm your being, slow your breath and heart rate. Then prioritize this experience by adding it to your daily routines and perhaps even including some relaxing music and time spent in nature as well. Whether you choose to sit indoors in a favourite room or chair, or take a leisurely stroll outdoors in nature, commit to 20 minutes of practice every day. Gradually increase this to 2X’s per day, then 3X’s per day, perhaps before you start your day, midday and before you go to bed. Commitment to this will be the catalyst for positive change and foundation for experiencing greater peace within.
“I am peace!”
Do you doubt your ability to live intuitively? Build faith in your intuition by strengthening inner confidence. If doubt regularly arises for you, gently silence your doubting voice with unconditional love and compassion, perhaps saying to yourself “It’s alright. It will be fine. I am here for you.” Practice being courageous in the moment as you step into action. Be brave enough to take risks and move beyond discomforts. Strengthen your confidence in the moment through inner knowing. Know what serves you well and what doesn’t serve you well!
Ask yourself “What brings me doubt in life?” Is it current events, social media or specific relationships? Remember that you always have a choice. For instance, if you regularly meet people who harbour negative energy, you can choose to speak your truth in the moment. You could saying something like “When you share negativity, I feel concern and doubt. Would you be willing to be more neutral in your sharing?” Stay open to whatever arises. If change can happen, hurrah!!! Confidence grows with increasing positive energy just as flowers blossom with the right nutrients and support system!
Know when to act! Know when it is the right time and place to step into action with your inner knowing. This is a mindful practice where being in the moment will spontaneously give you exactly what you need to do. Build trust in your inner knowing by tracking outcomes of what you intuitively put into action. The more positive results you have, the more confident you will be!
Inner knowing is mainly for the person perceiving it. Be discerning and careful when others share their insights on your experiences in life. Not only may they have their own filters, as discussed in the last post, their insights may be negatively clouded by their own low energy in the moment. Therefore, the gift of inner knowing is only 100% accurate for the one receiving it from within themselves. Each and every person must interpret their own inner knowing.
Practice mindfulness in the moment when you are exposed to insights from others. Bring your own inner authority to the table and add your felt perceptions to the situation. Ask yourself if their insight feels right for you. Does it resonate deep within? If not, perhaps it is a portal to viewing things differently. It may be a seed for you to consider in the future. Always remember that Insights from others regarding your personal situation are not the absolute truth. Hold this awareness in every interaction you have. Accept the fact that your inner knowing is pure and accurate for yourself only and when you are in a positive, open and relaxed state of mind!
A habitually churning mind set with rigid thought patterns and perceptions may cloud your inner knowing. Strong desires, expectations in life and fears entrenched in mind thoughts are like contaminated filters through which your inner knowing is continually distorted. Be aware of any deeply entrenched fears and thoughts you have been holding onto for a very long time. Mindfully work on releasing these filters through deeper silence. Stay open with a curious beginners mind, not needing to control anything except maintaining a healthy inner realm.
As you practice deepening your silence within, bring awareness to the importance of letting go old beliefs and stories that no longer serve you well. Begin to see yourself as a beautiful spark of light that holds precious insights and wisdom unique to you. See yourself beyond limiting definitions of who and what you are. See your life as a movie where you are the director and therefore have the power to change your story anytime! Letting go of limiting stories is crucial as it opens the doorway to inner knowing!
Intuition is based on inner knowing. Develop greater trust in your inner knowing by deepening your silence within. Set aside one hour each week to practice silence of the mind. Choose a location, whether indoors or out, where there will be no interruptions. Turn off your cell phone and better yet, leave it behind. Let others know you will not be available during this hour. Set boundaries with children and loved ones to ensure uninterrupted time. While in silence, allow your mind to settle deeper and deeper. Allow the mental chatter to float away and dissolve as easily as they came. Get comfortable with deeper silence as this is home to your inner knowing!